Livor, Rigor, and Algor Mortis and Inflammation


One item of interest that I have been reading on is inflammation and its role in identifying a body after death. The website of Forensic Pathology talks about the time of death and the ways to tell when that happened. It speaks on livor mortis, rigor mortis, and algor mortis. Livor mortis, being the discoloration of the body due to blood settling, and the rigor mortis, the stiffening of the body, would be the areas of mortis that would promote inflammation. As I have never seen a dead body, I have never seen how these two types change the body after death. I have only seen a dead body in a funeral home, so I’ve only seen one after the funeral director and staff has done their jobs, which I am sure has some kind of draining.

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2 Responses to “Livor, Rigor, and Algor Mortis and Inflammation”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    go figure

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